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If it is any consolation, she could not have any other mother than you. You gave her the gift of life... and there are a lot of children born with less than perfect health... It is such a lottery played by Mother Nature.
And that is probably why you are the best of mothers :) I hope that the sense of guilt starts to subside, because it is certainly misplaced - you've nothing to feel guilty about. At all.
I quite agree. If we always feel "right" or good, it surely raises the question. Children don't come with manuals. And what I thought was right yesterday, may not be so today.
Oh, exactly. Children change, and parents change, and none of us are the same people we were on the day our children were born. Everything is in a constant state of flux - and in our house we haven't even reached the teenage years yet!
I think your daughter might be more understanding than you think - we love people not for what they give us, but for what we give them.